Hurling 2014 Review

Published in Hurling Club, News

In a year when the Longford county hurlers won the Lory Meagher Cup for the second time, 2014 was always going to be a watershed year for hurling in Slashers. Primarily, we sought to relaunch our senior club which had been notable only by absence for the last couple of years. Not only was this achieved but the team soon established itself as a competitive force in our debut jaunt in the Connacht Táin League and went on to enjoy a remarkable unbeaten run through the Cavan and Leitrim-ran crossborder leagues, winning the latter. Unfortunately, luck was sadly lacking in the championship and we missed out on a coveted county final appearance by a single point. Other season highlights included a return to the Kilmacud Sevens competition and the running of our annual Parish League & Club Day.
Our underage season was somewhat patchy but our U12s won the county title for the second year in-a-row which should leave us in a promising position for next year’s U14 competitions. Our U10s were very competitive in the Westmeath League and our juveniles lost their county final but went down fighting to the very end. Slashers hurlers back-boned the county minor team who tragically lost out on reaching an All-Ireland final on score difference to the eventual winners, Mayo. Our minor team recaptured the county championship after a close & hard fought tussle in December with rivals, Wolfe Tones. This win brought the curtain down on our year & ensured that we finished it on a real high – already looking forward to 2015. Iománíocht na bFlipeadóirí Abú!